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Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EFFUSIVE ERUPTION IS ONGOING WITH NO OR MINOR ASH EMISSION

Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 03:45 AM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX01 at 03:41 UTC, 11/06/19 from LFPW
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190611/0317Z
VAAC: TOULOUSE
VOLCANO: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE 233020
PSN: S2114 E05542
AREA: INDIAN OCEAN
SUMMIT ELEV: 2632M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/03
INFO SOURCE: VONA
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: EFFUSIVE ERUPTION IS ONGOING WITH NO OR MINOR ASH
EMISSION
OBS VA DTG: 11/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND FL100
135/20KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/1500Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/2100Z NO VA EXP
RMK: NO ASH CLOUD DETECTED ON SATELLITE DATA
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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Previous news
Webcam image from yesterday showing the still-incandescent new lava flows. Credit: OVPF.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
The eruption suddenly stopped on Sunday following a brief period of intense eruptive activity (apparently related to the unexpected opening of the new fissure as previously reported). The monitoring observatory has said there is no sign of renewal of activity, and that such dramatic terminations of eruptions are common. [more]
The new eruptive fissure at Piton de la Fournaise volcano seen on 6 Mar 2019 morning (image: 06 mars 2019 au matin. (© Corail hélicoptère /via OVPF))
Thursday, Mar 07, 2019
The eruption of the volcano continues and provides surprises: a new fissure opened sometime during 5 March upstream of the previous eruptive site, on the northwestern flank of Piton Madoré at an elevation of approx. 1800 m. ... [more]
View of the lava flow from Piton de la Fournaise on 24 Feb (image courtesy: Christophe de Charette / Fournaise.info / facebook)
Monday, Mar 04, 2019
The eruption at the volcano is continuing with no signs of ending soon. Since a few days, the so-far only modest, but stable lava effusion rate has increased. Two more effusive vents opened up downhill on the eruptive fissure and there are now 3 lava flows slowly descending the slope of the Grand Brûlé ("Great Burn"). ... [more]
Satellite image of Piton de la Fournaise volcano on 19 Feb 2019
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
View of Piton de la Fournaise volcano crater this morning (image: OVPF)
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
A new eruption has begun at the volcano this morning. At 09:48, the volcano observatory recorded the onset of typical eruption tremor and announced the eruption which seems to take place from new fissures on the NNE flank of Dolomieu crater in the central part of the Enclos. ... [more]

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